ESPN’s College GameDay will be making an appearance at the renovated Husky Stadium next week when the No.2 Oregon Ducks come to town to take on the No. 16 Washington Huskies. Start getting your signs ready now, Washington fans.
Although they lost 31-28 to Stanford on Saturday, the Huskies should provide a tough test for the high-powered Ducks. The Washington backfield of Bishop Sankey and Keith Price is one of the best in the Pac-12, with Sankey leading the conference in rushing yards and Keith Price sitting in the upper-half of the conference in passing. However, though they face an up-tempo offense in practice on a daily basis, the Washington defense will have its hands full dealing with Heisman-candidate Marcus Mariota, who has thrown for 14 touchdowns and rushed for seven touchdowns through only five games.
Though each team has a rival school within their respective home state, the rivalry between the Ducks and the Huskies is one of the most enjoyable and contentious in the conference. Oregon won the first game between the two schools 43-0 in 1900, but Washington has dominate the series since then, holding a record of 58-42-5. Yet the tides have turned in recent years, with Oregon currently on a nine-game winning streak.
[Source: Oregon Live]